The humble Mitsubishi Mirage has none of the hallmarks of a futuristic, environmentally friendly car. It is fuelled by petrol, runs on an internal combustion engine and spews exhaust emissions through a tailpipe.
TESLA JUST KEEPS making cool things. On the top of the list is its newest addition to the lineup, an all-electric semitruck.
On Thursday, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s latest creation: a semi truck. Not as sexy as an affordable electric car, perhaps, but an electric truck will have more impact on Musk’s larger mission.
The road ahead for Tesla is strewn with potholes. The electric carmaker is attempting to become a mass market player by producing hundreds of thousands of affordable Model 3 vehicles.
Ever tried selling a used electric car? The technology is evolving so quickly that the prices of vehicles even only a few years old are tumbling with alarming speed.
ISAAC ASIMOV’S FAMOUS Three Laws of Robotics—constraints on the behavior of androids and automatons meant to ensure the safety of humans—were also famously incomplete.
THIS WEEK AT the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the IMx, its newest electric (and autonomous) concept—and baby, it sings. And by “sing,” we mean emit a noise like a demonic string quartet tuning its instruments.
A WISE driver keeps an eye on the fuel gauge, to make timely stops at filling stations. For drivers of electric cars, though, those stations are few and far between.
MAX CONZE, CEO of Dyson, doesn’t care that Silicon Valley giants like Apple and Google’s Waymo have abandoned plans to make their own cars. That’s their problem.
NO AUTOMAKER LIKES hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an “appliance.” In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure.
AFTER MORE THAN a century peddling vehicles that pollute the atmosphere, General Motors is ending its relationship with gasoline and diesel. The American automotive giant has announced that it is working toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future.